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Select one of these 41 highly-recommended 8-day Danube River tours. Explore worry-free with your bilingual guide on a small group or private Danube River tour where you will enjoy cruises, river cruises, biking, luxury, and hiking during the day and stay in hotels with decidedly local flavor at night. Our 8-day Danube River trips and vacation packages range from $2,499 to $47,848. Contact one of Adventure Life's Danube River travel specialists for help planning every detail of your dream trip. 
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Visit charming Passau
$3,399
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Discover Budapest
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Enjoy wine tasting
  • Delight in a walking tour
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$5,445
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Danube Christmas Markets

Budapest to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Discover Budapest charming town
  • Visit elegant Vienna
  • Explore Benedictine abbey
  • Experience true wonder of Christmas
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Amber and start your 8-day discovery voyage through Hungary, Germany, and Austria. Explore Budapest city, known for its museums, galleries, and artists. On your way,visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of …
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Hungarian parliament, Budapest
$2,499
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Danube Waltz

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking River Cruises
  • Walk along Castle Hill
  • Explore the medieval Bratislva
  • Visit the Viennese Opera House
  • Discover the Abbey of Göttweig
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day Danube River cruise with Viking River Cruises. Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. View the Wachau Valley’s beauty. Explore lesser-known Central European cities …
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Enjoy a quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$4,195
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Gems of the Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore historic Nuremberg
  • Stroll through Regensburg
  • Visit the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Tour Schönbrunn Palace
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore historic Nuremberg, Germany before boarding your 5-star luxury river cruise ship and embarking on your adventure. Cruise the Danube, making stops in some of the most beautiful cities of central Europe. Explore castles and gardens near Salzburg, join a beer or wine tasting in Regensburg, and …
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Sail a special Illuminations Cruise
  • Visit Vörösmarty Square
  • Tour the illuminated Rathaus
  • Join a guided bike tour
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Europe's Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in …
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Bratislava
$4,099
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • See UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Taste local wines & specialities
  • Choose from optional excursions
  • Explore Linz
  • Take a tour of Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Framed by Austrian Alps, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River casts the lure of romance that has caught many artists, musicians, and poets throughout the centuries. Your European river cruise of 8 days voyages the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a …
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$2,693
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Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube and the Iron Gates

Budapest Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS L'Europe
  • Visit the modern Osijek
  • Enjoy a free afternoon in Belgrade
  • Cruise to the Iron gates gorges
  • Join an excursion to Pécs
Activities:
River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise along the charming and historic Danube, one of Europe's largest river, on this 8-day round trip cruiseaboard the MS L'Europe from Budapest. Visit Belgrade, cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures, explore the "Spa Town of Hercules and Orsova”, stroll …
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$3,399
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European Holiday Markets

Nuremberg to Vienna - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Experience Europe on the holidays
  • Visit holiday markets in Europe
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Christmas Market, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful holiday markets in Europe.Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria.At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,599
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Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market
  • Experience a Slovakian Christmas
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover Vienna Art History Museum
  • Step into Benedictine Monastery
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions on this 8-day cruise through the Danube. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity. In Bratislava, where a …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
$3,995
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Danube Christmas Markets

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit's Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Learn Jewish history in Budapest
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Revel in the spirit of Christmas on an 8-day magical Danube river cruise. Board your luxurious ship in Nuremberg, after exploring the markets of this charming Bavarian city. Cruise to historic Regensburg and explore the picturesquePalais Thurn und Taxis. Wander the sparkling streets ofVienna, with …
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Vienna
$3,399
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
  • Join a walking tour of Passau
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: …
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Cruise down the charming Wachau valley
$4,486
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Gems of the Danube

Nuremberg-Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Pearl
  • Explore fascinating Nuremberg
  • Visit Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace
  • Admire historic opulence in Vienna
  • Discover the history of Budapest
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 5-star luxury river cruise in Nuremberg, Germany. Visit Regensburg, Melk and Dürnstein. Explore Vienna, Austria, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings and end the journey in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Look forward to enjoying it all from the …
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Discover the art and culture of Vienna
$4,306
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Gems of the Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Discover the historic Bratislava
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Stroll through Regensburg
  • Enjoy exploring Nuremberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Every aspect of this itinerary will be sure to surprise and delight travelers to this beautiful region. Board your 5-star luxury river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg, after exploring the old town and learning of its role in history both ancient and recent. Wander through the cultural center of …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,199
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Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Enjoy Bratislava's unique charm
  • Admire the beautiful Wachau Valley
  • Hike up to Veste Oberhaus Fortress
  • Discover medieval Regensburg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a wealth of art, history, and cultural treasures as you cruise from Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers, and artists, to Vienna, Bratislava, Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and …
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Frauenkirche church in Nuremberg
$3,399
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The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Enjoy traditional Bavarian delights
  • Bike along the Danube River
  • Visit Melk's Benedictine Abbey
  • Discover the elegant city of Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight yourself with the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg on the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide, and along the way, visit charming towns and marvel at beautiful vistas. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau …
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Explore Nuremberg
$3,495
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Danube Delights

Budapest - Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folklore show
  • Witness Hungary’s iconic buildings
  • Walk in the city of Vienna
  • Visit the Bratislava Castle
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Emerald Sky brings you to old Europe in this modern time. Experience the luxury and comfort of the ship while sailing through the Danube River. Visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Centre of Vienna and more! And get a chance to hike and …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$2,999
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Danube Dreams (Westbound)

Budapest to Deggendorf - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Passion
  • Enjoy the city of Budapest.
  • Be amazed of St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Explore the City of Three Rivers.
  • Visit the iconic Heroes’ Square.
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin the European river cruise in Budapest. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. …
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Passau at sunset, Germany
$2,999
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Enchanting Danube

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Kunstkammer Vienna Private Viewing
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Private Mozart and Strauss concert
  • Visit the Melk Abbey
  • Explore Dürnstein wine village
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flowing thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This 8-day journey aboard S.S Maria Theresa from Budapest to Passau provides an immersive cultural …
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